Hundreds of well-paid executives have had pay-offs and then returned to the Corporation, sometimes just months later.

After receiving settlements averaging nearly £36,000 each, 286 staff have been rehired on permanent or temporary contracts.

The redundancy bill is equivalent to the total TV licence income from a town the size of Luton.

Reported by the Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

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